SCTE Taps Stoneback As Senior Director of Engineering

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) has tapped Dean Stoneback as senior director of engineering.

A 25-year veteran of the cable telecommunications industry, Stoneback most recently served as senior technical marketing manager with ARRIS Group and as senior manager, systems engineering, access networks for Motorola.

In his new job, Stoneback is responsible for the development of standards, recommended practices and training material that can help cable efficiently and quickly deliver services that can attract and retain customers.  He reports to Daniel Howard, senior vice president and CTO of SCTE.

“Throughout his career, Dean Stoneback’s innovative approach, his commitment to technical excellence and his collaborative spirit have contributed to the growth of our industry,” said Howard.  “We anticipate that those same characteristics will be invaluable in creating the resources needed to pave the way for the services of tomorrow.”

“As cable continues to evolve, standards and professional development opportunities that align with new technologies are essential to the industry’s growth,” said Stoneback.  “I look forward to working with SCTE and its members to help the industry capitalize on technological advances and shape new service opportunities.”

During his career with General Instrument, Motorola and ARRIS, Stoneback, the 2012 recipient of SCTE’s Excellence in Standards award, has managed teams of engineers and technicians across such areas as systems engineering, hardware design, systems integration and testing. 

During his professional course he has invented a methodology and development of system requirements for operating the return path on cable networks and authored or contributed to multiple books, technical journals and other resources.

He also secured patents for Parallel Split Powering (2011), Dynamic Upstream Attenuation for Ingress Noise Reduction (2006), BiDirectional CATV System Having Losses for Equalizing Upstream Communication Gain (1998) and Thermoelectric Cooler Control Circuit (1992).